Tyre Pressure Alert

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hmd1987
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Tyre Pressure Alert

Post by hmd1987 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:52 am

Good Morning

I have a 1.4 SE Nav, 18 plate Tig, and earlier this week I had a warning pop up on the screen saying front right tyre had a loss of pressure. I got out the car to check, and it looked perfectly fine. Car is driving fine, so I reset the warning when I got to work.

This morning it has appeared again? Same tyre? I have gone through all the settings and options, and cannot find where it tells me the exact tyre pressure of each wheel??? Is that an additional feature or am I missing a step?


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Re: Tyre Pressure Alert

Post by SkyJawa » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:04 am

Displayed pressure is an option. Standard monitoring doesn’t.
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Tricky
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Re: Tyre Pressure Alert

Post by Tricky » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:06 am

Yes, there are 2 types of tyre pressure warning, the first is standard, and works by comparing tyre rotation via the ABS sensors. There is a reset on this that calibrated the calculation based on the current rotation. You check/set all pressures, then reset the calibration.

There is a more functional version that's costs extra (standard on some top spec, I don't know which) that has individual sensors in each tyre cap. This can give you pressure and temperature for each tyre individually.

Sounds like you have the standard system, over time the calibration can drift as the tyre wears. Check and adjust your pressures then reset the calibration.


hmd1987
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Re: Tyre Pressure Alert

Post by hmd1987 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:07 am

ah ok - I thought I had once seen the numbers on a screen for each tyre but I may have been getting confused with my previous car.

So I guess a trip to the local petrol station to check pressures then?


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Re: Tyre Pressure Alert

Post by niggly58 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:20 am

The fact that the warning appeared again after it was reset suggests that there is a steady loss of pressure.
I would check the tyre for any nails/screws etc and get repaired if necessary.
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milligan
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Re: Tyre Pressure Alert

Post by milligan » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:17 am

Tricky - nearly right but the TPMS system that displays individual tyre pressures doesn’t give the tyre air temperature. There is a long discussion on this forum somewhere by some people who were unhappy about not having the temperature indication.

My Tig is currently with the stealer having the TPMS control module replaced since my system only works when it feels like it or if it is within 5 miles of the garage!!
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Re: Tyre Pressure Alert

Post by xtrailman » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:13 pm

hmd1987 wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:52 am
Good Morning

I have a 1.4 SE Nav, 18 plate Tig, and earlier this week I had a warning pop up on the screen saying front right tyre had a loss of pressure. I got out the car to check, and it looked perfectly fine. Car is driving fine, so I reset the warning when I got to work.

This morning it has appeared again? Same tyre? I have gone through all the settings and options, and cannot find where it tells me the exact tyre pressure of each wheel??? Is that an additional feature or am I missing a step?
Yes different system that uses the ABS sensors.
To get the in wheel sensors and display its an option.

I wouldn't be concerned as the recent cold weather has also been responsible for a red light on one of my tyres on the display.

Pressure varies with temperature, when it was warm I set them at the rear with cold tyres to around 45psi, yesterday the rears were showing lower at 42psi and bringing up the alert. A variation of 2psi between tyres set to the same pressure cold is common during my daily pressure checks, if one side of the car gets the sun those pressures will be higher.
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Re: Tyre Pressure Alert

Post by niggly58 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:21 pm

I would suggest the OP actually measures the individual tyre pressures using a decent gauge.
In my experience the only time I have had a warning was when the tyre was losing air due to a slow puncture. The ABS tyre pressure system seems capable of taking normal ambient affected pressure variations into account.
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Re: Tyre Pressure Alert

Post by xtrailman » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:30 pm

Maybe but having had the abs system on a cx-5 I did get an alarm up a couple of times with no fault found.
Checked using an accurate hand gauge.
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Re: Tyre Pressure Alert

Post by JK-VWTiguanR » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:34 pm

The only time you may see loss of tyre pressure other then a puncture of some sort is in the winter months when the cold temperature can reduce the tyre pressure a little, this has been known to set off people’s TPMS.

If you have checked and the warning has come on either you have as mentioned a puncture or the system is faulty, i personally would pump the tyres up to a set pressure on a tyre pressure gauge and then 24 hours later check it again, if it’s gone down you must have a puncture somewhere, if no change then the system is faulty and needs checking.

Good luck and keep us posted.
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